Michael Tavares Ribeiro (born February 10, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ribeiro is of Portuguese ancestry.
Ribeiro, who is a centre, was drafted 45th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. On September 30, 2006, the Canadiens traded Ribeiro and a 6th round draft pick in 2008 to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round draft pick in 2007.
On January 7, 2008, Ribeiro and the Stars agreed to a new five-year, $25 million contract extension. Ribeiro went on to establish career highs in goals (27), assists (56) and points (83) that season and earned his first NHL All-Star game appearance.
Although often critiqued for his lack of toughness, the 2008–09 season also saw Ribeiro breakout in the shootout, particularly with highlight reel performances in games against the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche.
Mike has three children (Mikael, Noah and Viktoria) with his ex-wife Tamara whom he just remarried. He is of Portuguese descent.